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Old 06-14-08, 04:42 PM   #1
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Changing tires with IGH

I picked up a Raleigh Retroglide with a Nexus 7 speed internal gear hub. Haven't dealt with IGH's before, and my first job was changing out the tires to something more road suitable. I looked all over the net, and several repair books, and found nothing on how to disconnect the rear tire. I butchered it, but got the job done.

Is there a more simple way to do it? I took off the nuts, then pretty much dismantled it to get the cable off. In the process, I had to loosen the nut that holds the shifter cable and mangled it pretty badly. I couldn't see doing it on the road in the event of a flat unless you bring an entire workshop with you. Any thoughts?
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Loosen the barrel adjuster completely, and move the wheel forward a bit in the dropouts. That should let you easily remove and reinstall the nut from the cassette joint. Act in reverse to put the wheel back on.
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K6 Thanks. It was a V8 moment, but I hadn't thought of that. I didn't know you could take the cable guard off until after dismantling the thing, and by then I was pretty hot. Sounds like the right idea. Now I just have to keep playing with the cable tension to get it shifting correctly again. Thanks!
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